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Muireann Bird in The Scarecrows’ Wedding (Photo: Steve Ullathorne)

Muireann Bird in The Scarecrows' Wedding (Photo: Steve Ullathorne)

Summer wedding for Scamp’s Scarecrows

First Published 1 April 2016, Last Updated 1 April 2016

Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much loved book The Scarecrows’ Wedding will make its West End debut at the Leicester Square Theatre this summer.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay will be saying ‘I Do’ and hoping their special day goes off without a hitch at the London venue from 9 July to 4 September in a heart-warming show suitable for everyone aged three and older.

Penned by the children’s author behind hugely successful books including The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom, The Scarecrows’ Wedding tells the story of two excellent scarecrows who are in love with both scaring crows and each other.

After deciding to get married, Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake who sets his sights on Harry’s true love Betty.

Scamp Theatre has plenty of experience bring popular children’s picturebooks to the stage, with its adaptation of Donaldson and Scheffler’s Stick Man having played five consecutive Christmas seasons at Leicester Square Theatre.

Watch a trailer for the The Scarecrows’ Wedding, which will be directed by Eva Sampson, above.


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